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What is a Uterine Film (HSG)?

What is a Uterine Film (HSG)?Uterine film, also known as HSG (Hysterosalpingography), is a diagnostic method used to view the uterine cavity.

In this imaging method, problems such as obstruction, stenosis and enlargement of the tubes in the uterus are detected. The purpose of uterine film is to determine the shape of the uterus, hereditary problems related to the uterine cavity, or problems that develop later, such as fibroids-polyps that can cause infertility, especially adhesions that we often see after miscarriage-abortion. With the latest technology devices developed by today's medicine, this film can be shot painlessly and painlessly. This imaging method is also performed before starting IVF or vaccination treatments. It is performed by examining the tubes inside the uterus and the uterine cavity by radiographic methods with the introduction of contrast medium.

What Is the Uterine Film Requested For?
HSG is used to detect all health problems that may occur in the uterus, such as infertility, miscarriage, closed canal, cancer. A woman whose uterine tubes are closed, the probability of conception is small. For this reason; a uterine film is taken to detect a situation that creates an unfavorable situation for pregnancy in advance. As a result of this, it will be determined which treatment method will be applied and the probability of conception of the expectant mother will increase.

How is the Uterine Film Made?
During the procedure, a liquid (contrast agent) seen on the imaging device is injected into the uterus from the cervix; this liquid makes the inside of the uterus and the tubes visible. This liquid is usually water with iodine salt in it. Iodine is responsible for holding X-rays. Thus, images can be taken from the inside of the uterus and tubes. It has no smell and is a colorless liquid. It is not caustic. There is no harm on tissues and organs. It's called a drug, but it's not really a real drug. Contrast agent in the procedure; since it is given by pressure from the cervix, in some cases it can also have a therapeutic effect by clearing the mucus-like blocking structures in the tubes. This application is completed in a maximum of 15 minutes. After the uterine film procedure, patients do not feel any discomfort that may affect their daily life routines. Bleeding in the form of leakage, which is observed at a slight level after the procedure, is considered normal.

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